The Georgia police are asking drivers to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was stolen by two escaped prisoners who are considered to be extremely dangerous.
Two Corrections Officers Killed by Escaping Prisoners
Just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, 43 year old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24 year old Ricky Dubose killed two corrections officers and escaped from a prison bus on Highway 16 in Putnam County, Georgia. The pair then carjacked a 2004 green Honda Civic, and armed with the officers’ firearms, fled the scene.
Though the incident sparked a massive manhunt, the two men have been at large for over 24 hours.
Police say that the men ransacked a home in Madison, stealing food and clothing.
Investigators Need Your Help In Finding Dangerous Escapees
Now investigators say that the escaped inmates have stolen a white 2008 Ford F-250 pickup truck from Morgan County near Seven Islands Road. The vehicle has a dent on the right rear panel and has toolboxes on the side. Police aren’t sure which way the inmates were headed.
Escaped prisoners Rowe and Dubose stole a white 2008 Ford F-250, GA tag BCX5372, overnight. Their direction of travel is unknown. pic.twitter.com/0VHz93t6Rv
— Athens-Clarke Police (@accpolice) June 14, 2017
A $70,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the capture of the escapees. However, police warn that the men are extremely dangerous and you should not try to apprehend them. Said Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, “My biggest worry is they’re going to kill somebody else.”
— Athens-Clarke Police (@accpolice) June 13, 2017
If you spot the suspects or their vehicle, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 706-485-8557.
Federal authorities including the FBI have joined in the search for the two men.
Both Rowe and Dubose were serving extensive prison sentences.